We’re not exactly sure why conspiracy theories tend to have such a hold on pop culture. Come on, one of TV’s most successful series ever, The X-Files, was pretty much built on the premise that there’s probably an underlying truth beneath the surface. And with the internet giving TV fans everywhere a sounding board, it’s undeniably entertaining to see the speculative beliefs viewers have about some of our most beloved series.
We love TV’s iconic romantic couples. The lusty buildup, the will-they-or-won’t-they. The overwhelming obstacles. The office sex (we’re looking at you, Scandal. Obviously). But sometimes, it’s even more fun to watch the dazzling chemistry between totally platonic onscreen duos. Take Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, for example. Their totally murderous, deeply dysfunctional, howlingly illegal – but somehow, sweetly father/son-esque — connection was far more intriguing than the ones they had with their significant others.
Is Lindsay Lohan turning into a bridezilla? Angelina Jolie discusses her double mastectomy, and The Gossip Table‘s panelists tell us which Hollywood star once worked in the circus.
Mad Men may be months away, but Joan and Roger are together again in God’s Pocket (starring Christina Hendricks and directed by John Slattery), which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The list of breakout stars from the 2014 Park City fest is already lengthy–and as always, there is the far-from-shabby Robert Redford to gush about. In addition to acclaimed performances from newcomer Miles Teller in Whiplash, Hollywood royalty like Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal have jumped into their ski boots, with impressive indie performances in tow.
Scandal’s Olivia Pope and President Grant are in the middle of one of the sexiest — and most flagrantly dead-wrong (hello, he’s still very married to Mellie!) — affairs in TV history. But they certainly didn’t invent the art of scandalous secret love. From Friday Night Lights’ Tim Riggins stealing Lila Garrity from his BFF; to Cersei and Jaime’s twincestuous, extra-marital boning on Game of Thrones; here are the 10 hottest affairs in TV history.
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Don Draper and Walter White are serious men who do serious things with a lot of serious attention. Everything they do is so intense that you forget they are only characters. It even becomes hard to separate the characters from the actors who play them. But we managed to find a few moments when the 2013 Primetime Emmy nominees for outstanding acting in a dramatic role are cutting loose and having fun – you know. reminding us that they are people too.
We’re all for the Emmys awarding the living, breathing humans who make our favorite shows so spectacular — but what about the the unsung heroes? The mega-memorable props that get no love? Check out TV’s 10 most award-worthy inanimate objects!
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Each year the Emmy Awards pay tribute to the finest acting that graced the small screen that season. But let’s not forget: it’s also home to the time-honored tradition known as the TV Death Montage. Yes, there is no better way to honor recently deceased television legends than to throw together a sappy video project in iMovie. It’s great that we take a moment to mourn these great actors, actresses and industry titans, but what about all of the OTHER stuff we lost on television this season? (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Mark Wahlberg passes an academic milestone, Brad Pitt crashes a wedding, and there might be an actor slated to tackle the role of the villain in the next Avatar movie.
Drug-riddled exurbia, corrupt capital cities, countries threatened by terrorism, societies divided by race and class — in order to be nominated for the Outstanding Drama Emmy, it seems, your show has got to be set in someplace pretty bleak. Whether it’s Game of Thrones‘ Westeros or House of Cards‘ Beltway, these all seem like terrible places in which to live, so of course they’re great hotbeds of juicy drama. While we wait for the Academy to decide which show is the best, we thought we’d ask you: Which show’s setting is the absolute worst? We’ll break it down for you, in our own descending order of terribleness. Then it’s your turn to vote!